Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch
Only 5% of NSW children eat enough vegetables. We’re on a mission to change that stat, by increasing children’s knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables.
Vegetable Week, featuring the fun event ‘The Big Vegie Crunch,’ is a free, quick and easy school-based event for NSW primary schools, funded by NSW Health.
‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ is an attempt by NSW primary school students to break the record for the highest number of children eating vegetables simultaneously – and to get kids excited about vegetables!
It’s a fantastic and veg-citing way to start your school year with a health-promoting crunch.
Vegetable Week 2021 will run from Monday 15 March to Friday 19 March, with The Big Vegie Crunch held at 10am on Thursday 18 March.
What do registered schools receive?
Registered schools will receive a whole vegetable patch of digital resources to help you run the event at your school including:
- Get ready eNewsletters
- Classroom, whole of school and home activity ideas
- Organisational hints and tips
- Ready-to-go communication resources
- Access to the super funky ‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ theme song
- Access to ‘The Big Vegie Crunch’ countdown tool
- A template to print your own ‘I crunched today! Did you?’ student stickers
Please note that resources are provided in digital format only. Unlike Fruit & Veg Month, which is held in Term 3, there are no hardcopy resources provided for Vegetable Week & The Big Vegie Crunch.
What happened in 2020?
An amazing 88,961 students registered across 373 schools. Of these, 32,069 students crunched together at 10am on Thursday March 5th and a further 12,065 students crunched over Vegetable Week. Although that was an awful lot of vegetable eating, it wasn’t enough to break the event’s previous records. So, peas join us in 2021 and lettuce try again!
For further questions, please contact us.